ROCKET FELLAS INC – fire in the hole!
Bonus game featuring Sticky wilds
Focus on entertainment and great potential
Rocket Fellas Inc Introduction
Vibrant and warm with a lot of personality, albeit somewhat limited by its fixed set of paylines – that’s Rocket Fellas Inc for you in short. If you want to know the full story, however, keep reading because there’s more to uncover.
One of the first things that caught our attention having seen the initial screenshots was the visual similarities to Quickspin’s Dwarfs Gone Wild, so much so that, to our embarrassment, we got confused and forgot about it being a Thunderkick creation altogether. Who can blame us really? Not only do both games share the same theme consisting of mining dwarfs, but the cartoonish looks are not far off either. Thankfully, however, that’s where most of the similarities end because while Dwarfs Gone Wild completely missed the mark, Rocket Fellas Inc is more of a straight shooter.
Rocket Fellas Inc is a 5-reel, 4-row video slot with 30 fixed paylines. Playable on all devices, players can bet between €0.10 up to €100. Central to the game is the Rocket Fist feature which Thunderkick thinks is so great that they decided to patent it. Or maybe it’s just a pun in reaction to the current MegaWays hype, who knows.
Accompanied by a funky disco type soundtrack, Rocket Fellas Inc boasts a formal conceit that is quite interesting. The high definition visuals are smooth and colourful with plenty of subtle animations at work to help make the game appear dynamic and alive. One instantly becomes part of this group of wacky miners as soon as the reels start spinning and there are no unanswered questions as far as the narrative is concerned. The miners seek fortunes, and so do you.
Rocket Fellas Inc Symbols & Paytable
On the reels, you will find 4 low-value symbols represented by blue, green, yellow and red gems. The 5 high-value symbols are made out of four different miners and a barrel which has a special function as you will soon see. The latter is also the most valuable and yields a 30 times the stake win should you land 5 across a full payline. The wild symbol, which also has some special characteristics, is of the same value as the top paying symbol.
In both the main game and the bonus, all symbols appear stacked on the reels although rarely in full. With the help of the Rocket feature, it’s not all too unlikely to land a full-screen top paying symbols and thus the maximum win of 900 times the stake per single spin.
During gameplay, one or more rockets may randomly appear on the left reel. It will transform the leftmost symbol it has landed on into a wild along with any barrel the appear on the same row. Moreover, any other barrel symbol on the same reel as the transformed barrel will also turn into the wild symbol. It may sound confusing when explained in writing but makes perfect sense once you start playing.
Rocket Fellas Inc Free Spins
3, 4 or 5 Iron Fist scatter symbols awards 10, 15 or 20 free spins respectively. In the bonus game, 2 or more scatters grant extra free spins accordingly:
- 2 scatters: +3 free spins
- 3 scatters: +10 free spins
- 4 scatters: +15 free spins
- 5 scatters: +20 free spins
In the free spins feature, players will benefit from Sticky wilds and the Hot reels feature. Just like in the main game, rockets may randomly appear on the leftmost reel. Now, instead of just turning barrels into wild symbols, all transformed wilds also become sticky. Furthermore, reels with Sticky wilds are turned into Hot reels which means that any barrel that lands on the same reel as a Sticky wild will now transform into a wild even without the help of the Rocket feature. For it to become sticky, however, it is still dependant on the Rocket feature. Also note that since the first reel is occupied by the Rocket Fist, no sticky wilds can activate on the first reel. In other words, it is not possible to land a full screen sticky wilds.
As you can imagine, there is plenty of potential in the free spins feature. The combination of Sticky wilds and re-triggers can potentially result in the maximum win of 7325 times the stake.
Rocket Fellas Inc Conclusion
A few days ago we criticised Yggdrasil Gaming for the 4-row, 25 paylines setup in Time Travel Tigers, a drawback partially shared by Rocket Fellas Inc. If we had some saying, we would much rather have preferred Rocket Fellas Inc to be a 1024 win ways slot, although the stacked symbols and the Rocket feature means players will see plenty of multi-line hits.
Rocket Fellas Inc is undoubtedly all about the free spins feature which is packed with potential. Being a volatile slot, however, players can expect to see plenty of frustrating low-paying bonuses, which is merely the nature of the best so proceed with caution. Fundamentally, we believe this Thunderkick creation includes all the elements necessary to captivate and entertain all types of players – great visuals, compelling features and most importantly maybe, massive potential.
Rocket Fellas Inc
Game description: 5 reels | 3 rows | 30 fixed paylines | RTP 96,1% | Max Win Potential: 7325x | Variance: M/H | Bets: €0.10 - €100 | Features: Hot reels, Sticky Wild free spins, Rocket feature, bonus game | Release date: December 5
Bigwinboard Rating - 68%